Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Plastic Ball Garland: How-to!

We have this giant bag of plastic ball-pit balls I snagged at a yard sale exchange we had at church over the summer. Brandon loves these and so I thought it fitting to use some of them to decorate his birthday party. 
I love how it turned out! It was the perfect touch to celebrate the little guy! 
What you'll need...
plastic balls
drill
long needle 
{found in the upholstery section of the craft store}
Monofilament Line {A.K.A Fishing line}
Scotch Tape
Start by picking a drill bit that is around the same size as your needle in thickness. 
 Hold your ball steady and drill a hole on 1 side. Then turn it around and drill a hole on the opposite side. You are basically making a giant bead. Do this with every ball you intend to use. 
Figure out the pattern you want to make. I went with yellow and blue with a few green thrown in there bc I didn't have enough green balls. 
Now thread your needle with the fishing line. String each ball by sticking the needle through the holes you drilled. It may take a little finagling to get the needle through the other hole you drilled simply because you sort of have to estimate where the hole is on the other side. {You will see what I mean when you are doing this part.} 
 Once they are are all strung up, wrap some clear tape at each end to keep them from coming unstrung. Make sure you leave plenty of fishing line on each end for hanging up. 
Simple as that!

 
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